This is a page I have been thinking about including at Artpromotivate for a long time – a directory of artist portfolio websites and website services geared toward artists. With the growth of the internet in the past few years, many portfolio sites, artist websites, and social networks have arisen where artists may promote and share art on the web. They typically give artists a place to post a profile, photos of artworks, and network with other artists and collectors.
Here are some points to consider before joining these free portfolio websites.
Have a central location on the internet.If you join several of these, it is still very important to have your own website. A central location on the web can be promoted wherever an artist networks on the internet.
You have probably heard the spokes in a wheel analogy. The hub of the wheel is your main website, with spokes leading to the center. The spokes represent other locations on the web where you can post artworks, and share the link to your main art website. They can represent sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Fine Art America, etc.
Having art posted at many places will help attract people to your main portfolio website, and increase the popularity of your professional portfolio.
Send us portfolio sites not listed.If there is a social network or portfolio site which you think should be included here, please leave a comment below, or contact us via the Contact form.
Please understand that this page is not meant as an endorsement of any particular service. Neither is it meant to rate online portfolio gallery sites.
This is an explanation of some of the terms used below.
POD – Print on Demand – The website offers a printing service. Artists may post artworks, and have them take care of printing, shipping, framing, etc., and receive a percentage of sales.
Commission – The site is free, but they take a commission when sales are made.
Upgrade – The website is free to join, but they have upgrade options, which often includes such things as a custom domain, more storage, promotion at the site, etc.
Places Where Artists can Create a Free Online ART Portfolio.
- Deviantart – POD – Deviantart Review
- Zatista – review process – commission
- Sell Arts
- Voodoo Chilli – upgrade
- Artists for Artists
- All Trade Art – Upgrade
- Fine Art America – POD - Fine Art America Tour
- ArtID – Upgrade
- Rebubble – POD – Rebubble Review
- ArtWeb – UK based, Upgrade
- Art Online
- Imagekind – POD – Imagekind Tutorial
- Myriad Galleries – Commission
- Print Pop – POD
- Etsy – Commission – Etsy Review
- Art Gallery
- Coroflot – For Designers and Illustrators
- Zazzle – POD, Commission – Zazzle Tutorial
- Blue Canvas
- Glossom – Glossom Review
- FindingArtOnline – Commission
- Beetle Bird
- Zhibit.org – Upgrade - Zhibit Review
- Window on Web – for all genres of the arts
- Rise Art - Rise Art Tutorial – art rental and shortlisting program
- Art Bistro
- Paintings I Love – Upgrade - Paintings I Love Review
- Artist Rising – POD
- ArtSlant – upgrade
- Saatchi Online - Saatchi Online Overview – POD – Commission
- LocalArtist – commission
- Not the Tate
- Carbonmade - Carbonmade Tutorial – Upgrade
- ArtQ – free registration until 3/31/2013, use provided code
- Art and Design Online – Upgrade
- ESBQ – ESBQ Overview – Upgrade, free membership for art patrons and collectors
- ArtWanted – commission – upgrade
- Art 3000
- Cafepress - POD – Upgrade
- Artisian – Upgrade
- Pictify - Pictify Review – Similar to Pinterest, but for artists
- ArtCardsWanted – for selling ACEO and art cards
- Artybuzz – POD
- A Singular Creation - A Singular Creation Interview – Upgrade
- Found Myself - Found Myself Tutorial – Honor System (voluntarily pay when you sell art)
- Concept Art – free artists forum
- Art Break
- See.me – Upgrade – See.Me Review
- Fine Art Studio Online – Forever Free Plan, Upgrade
- Meylah – free online store, commission – Meylah Review
Artist Website services which have a limited time free trial.
- Original Art Online
- Artist Websites
- Art Gallery Worldwide
- Art Fire
- Fine Art Studio Online (FASO)
- Other People’s Pixels
- Art Roof
Places where you can Create a Free Website from provided templates
(usually have upgrade options)
- Wix – upgrade starting at $4.95 month, hundreds of templates
- Weebly – upgrade for $5 a month
- Build your Site
- Google Sites
- Web Hosting Hub
Free Blogging platforms
I know this list is by far incomplete. If you know of a portfolio site, relevant social network, artist website service, etc. which you think should be included here, please let us know below in the comments.
Also, if you would like to know certain information about each website, just let me know, and I will try to include it in a future update.
Check out fine art america http://fineartamerica.com/ReplyDelete
Please check out Starving Artists.com, they are a small commission site I tried to get posted on. I am very inept with tech and had to give up because I couldn't figure out what to do. I think they have a good thing going though.ReplyDelete
Hi. Please discover Plio Art Portfolio. This is canadian initiative that can be used in English, French and Spanish. It offeres a smaller free version as well as other more professionnal plans. Here are some samples of portfolios done with Plio: http://plioart.com/portfolio/highlightsReplyDelete
Hi. Thank you for the offer of a listing. My website is http://www.elynnenrosenfeld.com.ReplyDelete
Excellent list ! Thank you ;)ReplyDelete
Jess @ www.madesignstudios.com
Please check out LeapDirect.com, a site I am looking into joining as well as Durham Artists Social Network of which I'm already a member.ReplyDelete
This is an excellent of portfolio websites. I would like to add foliodrop to this list. It is rated among the best Free portfolio websites online.ReplyDelete
I like this list. There are lots of sharing sites. I have Also a recommendation try http://www.artradio.tv you guys will love it.ReplyDelete
It is very comprehensive list. You covered almost every 'portfolio' site available today for public at large. Bookmarked!ReplyDelete
Just here to say thank you so much I tried almost 8 websites from your list and am happy :)ReplyDelete
Some of free site for artist portfolio:ReplyDelete
good luck my friends!!!
I'd love to add another site to the list:
It's similar to Carbonmade, but cheaper and with a few more customization options. Check it out :)
Whatever you do, don't sign up for Saatchi Online. They've been trying to rip off my husband by creating a complicated system for foreign artists involving the American IRS, my husband completed all the steps but never got the confirmative letter back from Saatchi inspite of many requests. It's been almost a year and as he's now threatened to contact the police, they seem to have "gotten busy" and will sort it all out. He sold a print but never got his money because of not having the letter that excepmpts him from American tax. We have been very upset about the whole affair. He will be blogging about it at www.artedstates.blogger.com.ReplyDelete
You may also wish to include the Student Art Guide (http://www.studentartguide.com/). This is a site to help high school Art students excel. Teachers and students - as well as past students - are able to create a profile and upload their high school Art projects. We are a very new site but growing fast!
Excellent list thank youReplyDelete
I very much like the Carbonmade platform.ReplyDelete
my site :- http://www.rodsutterby.carbonmade.com
Are any of these sites appropriate for 3D Art? I am a glass artist.ReplyDelete
Are there any sites appropriate for 3D art? I am a glass artist....ReplyDelete
there is qyuki.com where artwork can be shared, also there is a netdost.com where you can write a self promoting article about your artworkReplyDelete
Hi l find the list very interesting, l will definitely check them out thankyou.ReplyDelete
I also would like to share this link of my art portfolio. ...
its a very good value of selling your art as originals and also prints, l love this website its $30 per year unlimited uploads, of art and photography, its via fineartamerica.com
my regards Teresa!!
Come for a visit of the gallery. Share with your family and friends. Enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
Thank you, excellent starting point.ReplyDelete
It's saved me a lot of google searching
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Great list. I recommend Crevado Free Online Portfolio and Dust Folio as two more to add to your list.
All the best
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